European Parliament to Vote Wednesday on Resolution Promoting Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
January 12, 2009
Strasbourg, France (LifeNews.com) — Members of the European Parliament will vote on a resolution Wednesday which could be used to promote abortion throughout the continent. Proposed by Giusto Catania, an Italian Communist MEP, the measure call on EU member states to guarantee access to "sexual and reproductive health and rights."
In an email to LifeNews.com, Anthony Ozimic, the political secretary for the British-based Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, says those terms are "often interpreted to include abortion on demand."
"The resolution should be rejected, because it threatens unborn children," Ozimic says.
"The resolution repeats the usual calls by the pro-abortion lobby for more contraception, more sex education and more confidential advisory services," Ozimic adds.
"Providing these things, however, does nothing to decrease the numbers of abortions, sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies, and may in fact serve to increase them," he said.
SPUC is urging pro-life advocates throughout Europe to email their MEPs and urge strong opposition to the Catania resolution.
"Please email immediately the MEPs for your region, urging them to vote against the resolution on Wednesday," he said.
The vote is the first since many pro-life members of the European Parliament formed a new Human Dignity working group to promote the pro-life perspective on abortion and bioethics issues.
With the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the MEPs believed more cohesive efforts are needed to protect people from abortion and other anti-life practices.
ACTION: Click here to find out who are the MEPS for your region and their email addresses. Urge your MEP to vote no on the Catania resolution.
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